Our National Overview publication contains inspiring personal stories about how Vinnies makes a difference in people's lives throughout the country.

  • Annual Overview 2015 Poverty is not a personal choice

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    True to its origins, the St Vincent de Paul Society continues to respond with hope and love to those living in poverty, working for a society in which...

  • Annual Overview 2014 The ache for home

    Turned Away The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. There are over 105, 000 people experiencing homelessness in prosperous Australia each night. The number is...

  • Annual Overview 2013 Education is power

    Lessons to be learnt over a lifetime The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. When we stop learning we start dying. Learning is not just what happens at school or...

  • Annual Overview 2012 Welcoming the stranger

    No fanfare – but results Anthony Thornton, National President, St Vincent de Paul Society The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in Paris in 1833 by a Catholic university student, Frederic Ozanam and his...

  • Annual Overview 2011 Housing is a human right

    Our united effort to end homelessness The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. Last year in Australia 84,000 children tried to get help from a homeless service in...

  • Annual Overview 2010 Marginalised Survivors Teachers

    The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. This year, The Society embarked on the beginning of a journey of reconciliation. We have made a humble start: for example, by...

  • Annual Overview 2009 Life on the edge

    Revolution from below The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. When National Council launched Shared Futures, our national Strategic Plan for 2008-2010, some of our...

  • Annual Overview 2008 Who is my neighbour?

    The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. Our world is wracked by the persistence of brutal wars, the reality of climate change and now, of course, the global financial...

  • Annual Overview 2007 Taking it to the streets

    Speaking out for social Justice The following is an excerpt from the St Vincent de Paul Society National President's Report. It is easy to forget that the St Vincent de Paul Society was born as a movement of young people...